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VPI Scoutmaster 2

VPI Scoutmaster 2

  • he Scoutmaster combines key features from several of VPIs' most successful turntables. It uses the Classic platter and inverted bearing, a larger version of the steel Scout motor assembly with fused IEC socket and 300-RPM 24 pole motor, and a dual Scout chassis with a steel center. The Scoutmaster comes with the JMW-9 standard or the 10.5i as an option. The table stands 19" by 14" and weighs 48 pounds.


    The Scoutmaster is a Scout with a shot of testosterone for a complete musical experience.  The ideal table for someone who wants the best sound but is short on space!!


    The Turntable:

    • 2 1/4" thick MDF/Steel/MDF sandwich screwed and glued together to form a completely rigid yet dead chassis.

    • Stand-alone heavysteel motor assembly with 300-rpm 24 pole low noise high precision synchronous motor on isolating rubber feet.

    • Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc.  The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.

    • 20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference!!! 

    • Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.

    • Wow and flutter:  >.1%

    • Speed Accuracy:  >.04%

    • Rumble: >85db down

    • Weight is 50 pounds


    The Arm:

    • Newly redesigned 9” JMW Scout Tonearm.

    • Pivot to spindle: 223mm

    • Effective length: 240.7mm

    • Overhang: 17.7mm

    • Offset angle: 22.85 degrees

    • Average RMS distortion: .36%

    • Zero friction unipivot bearing mounted on a hardened solid steel shaft.

    • VTA adjustable arm mount so you can set your cartridge at the proper height.

    • Damped polished stainless steel armtube.

    • Black anodized head shell and bearing body

    • Removable arm-wands allows you to change cartridges in less than 30 seconds.

    • Precision adjustable counter weight lets you get the most out of every cartridge you mount using its azimuth and tracking force adjustments.  The only way to precisely mount a cartridge is with azimuth, height, and tracking force adjustments.

    • Adjustable Anti-skate.


    Available Upgrades:

    • 10” 3D printed tonearm and VTA/SRA adjustable base.

    • Periphery Ring clamp for the ultimate in record warp reduction.

    • HR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery clamp.

    • Synchronous Drive System (SDS) for the utmost accuracy in motor speed and fine speed adjustments.

    • Single Motor Flywheel (must be used with SDS).

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